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South-South Capacity Development: The Way to Grow?

4 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2010  

Ajay Tejasvi

The World Bank

Date Written: November 11, 2010


A growing body of evidence suggests that learning and cooperation among developing nations is increasing in both frequency and complexity and expanding from just economic cooperation to include a variety of topics: health, education, communication, research, and development. Due to shared backgrounds and challenges, people in developing nations are banding together as peers to find new and innovative solutions to development issues. Reviews of technical cooperation suggest that South-South learning is often more effective in developing capacity than one-way knowledge transfers from the North. This brief identifies trends in this phenomenon for practitioners of capacity development and highlights some successful cases of South-South learning and cooperation.

Keywords: Ajay, Tejasvi, South, Capacity, Development

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Tejasvi, Ajay, South-South Capacity Development: The Way to Grow? (November 11, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

Ajay Tejasvi (Contact Author)

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